• Within commercially reasonable efforts, any personal information that you share with IFSD is kept physically and electronically secure, with access limited to staff that require it to perform necessary job functions. Information is used only for the purpose it was collected.


Research Ethics

IFSD's approach to this project is collaborative and informed by OCAP® principles

All information shared during this project with the consent and participation of FNCFS agencies and First Nations will be anonymized and shared back to protect the privacy of agencies and the communities they serve.

IFSD will use Microsoft Azure File Storage services located exclusively in the Azure Canada Central geography (Toronto data centre). All data at rest in the data centre is stored encrypted. Additionally, all data in transit is also encrypted and no unencrypted connections are accepted by the service.

Any hard copies of data (or electronic copies provided to IFSD on an encrypted USB key) will be stored in IFSD offices, in a locked filing cabinet, in a locked office. IFSD’s office space (housing the individual locked offices of its senior staff) is itself only accessible by key.

You are invited to contact Dr. Helaina Gaspard (helaina.gaspard@ifsd.ca) with any questions.